Al Fresco Dining in Brighton and Hove

Al Fresco Dining in Brighton and Hove

With a prime location along the South Coast, Brighton and Hove has a vibrant energy and cultural richness that make it a sought-after destination for anyone who loves good food and eating out. From quaint cafes and pub gardens to chic rooftop bars, the city's culinary scene is thriving and there are some wonderful spots, old and new, to dine al fresco in the fresh sea air.  

For residents of the Grand Avenue  development, located on a tranquil part of Hove’s seafront, an array of outdoor dining options are just a stone's throw away. 

Here are our top picks for eating al fresco in Brighton and Hove: 

Situated in the vibrant North Laine district on a pedestrianised street, Tinto Taperia is a charming Spanish tapas bar just a 10-minute cycle from the Grand Avenue development. Perfect for people watching, grab a table outside and tuck into authentic paellas or something off the ever-changing list of tapas specials paired with Spanish wines, and if you’re lucky you might be in the right spot to be serenaded by some of the talented buskers of the area while you dine outdoors.  


Furna only opened in 2022 but has quickly made a name for itself as one of the best restaurants in Brighton with an eye catching nine-course seasonal tasting menu on offer. The restaurant’s facade is equally eye catching, forming part of the pretty parade on New Road in the North Laine which flanks the Theatre Royal, making it a buzzing place to sit, sip and dine al fresco. Furna Outside refers to their sunny terrace, open 12-5, Wednesday to Saturday, where you can enjoy their ingredient-led sharing plates crafted only for terrace diners. Being on the coast, you can expect beautiful seafood dishes from lobster to scallops and a curated wine-list to accompany it.  

When the sun graces us with its presence and you’re looking for the perfect pub. garden to gather with some friends, eat some great food and sip on cold, crisp drinks, DaddyLonglegs is just the place. Situated just a short 10-minute drive from the Grand Avenue development in the vibrant Kemptown neighbourhood near the seafront, you’ll love their lush lawn and terrace where they serve up summer barbecues and a warm, laid-back vibe.   

Experience the charm of a proper Brighton community pub with a visit to The Cleveland Arms, located within a short drive of the Grand Avenue development. Nestled in the leafy Preston Park area, this historic but modern pub boasts a spacious garden where diners can enjoy al fresco dining from their suntrap terrace overlooking Baker’s Park. Relax into the tranquil setting and indulge in hearty pub classics with the warm hospitality of this beloved neighbourhood gem.  

Cin Cin  

Hove’s favourite Italian, Cin Cin, also happens to have a hidden courtyard perfect for indulging in freshly made pastas and delicious Italian wines while being transported to the sun-kissed streets of Italy The menu changes monthly and always features fresh, seasonal produce so you’ll never get bored of having this award-winning neighbourhood gem on your doorstep, just a 10-minute stroll from Grand Avenue. 

In a place that’s brimming with choice and diversity when it comes to eating out, this roundup of restaurants combines exceptional food, fresh seasonal produce and the added appeal of being able to soak up the sun and sea air while dining al fresco. For residents of the Grand Avenue development, experiencing the best of Brighton and Hove's culinary scene is never far from home. 

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